| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:50 PM
GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 71st year, normally meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the first meeting of the year, which was held at Oakmont Country Club.
GADSBY STANDS TALL FOR FALCONS...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:48 PM
— He can cope with the pain in his right ankle well enough. What LeSean McCoy has a much tougher time wrapping his head around is the losing.
He can't take it much longer, and is playing like a man on a singular mission to reverse the three-season...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:58 AM
After a tough one-point loss in the playoff quarterfinals last season, twin Lincoln-Way West football players Alex and Andrew Gray are focused on taking their team all the way in the state tournament. The team captains both have Division I scholarship...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Oh, you have Bears season tickets? Then stop reading now, you lucky jerk. For the rest of us, Sundays (and Monday, Nov. 4 against Green Bay ... oh yes!) will see us glued to the TV from the edge of a barstool. If you don’t have cable, finding a...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:22 AM
As he talked to students at Aux Sable Middle School in Joliet, Jarrett Payton gave bullying only a brief mention, as if to show that bullies couldn't win against the greatness inside those who were listening.
He talked about his dad – the late...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:37 AM
As leaders on Hinsdale Central’s cross country team, Kevin Huang and Billy Magnesen haven’t gotten caught up in early-season success. Huang ran a 5K in 15 minutes, 53 seconds to take second place in the Locktoberfest Invitational on Oct. 5,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:08 PM
In the fall of 1996, Shafer Suggs and his wife, Susan Hoster-Suggs, thought a lot about what to name their first born.
When she was five months pregnant, Susan found out a mole on her leg contained melanoma. A sizable chunk of that leg was gone after...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:51 PM
I found myself in a secured corner of a downtown skyscraper Tuesday night, dark shades obscuring a gorgeous view of Millennium Park cloaked in snow.
The darkness was intentional, as workers at the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, like they do many nights,...
| Dec 12, 2013
By now, you've probably all thoroughly digested Jeff Bezos' "60 Minutes" bombshell that he foresees a future in which Amazon delivers books via drones.
The reactions seemed to range from "that's awesome" to "that's idiotic" to "that's impossible."
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Twenty-five years ago, the Chicago sports landscape was ruled by three men: Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and Andre Dawson. And in January 1988, the magazine Chicago Times pulled off a greater feat than having them all in the same city. They got them...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Fourteen years ago, a Chicagoan named Walter Payton died too young. An electrician decided to use the windows of a downtown building as an overnight memorial, lighting up Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower with the "34" the beloved Bears running back wore on...